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Sunday, August 31, 2014
This month's doll quilt is a vintage 1930's one. It is a sweet one, but not really remarkable in any way. Probably done by a mother who took some time to make it, but didn't produce a masterpiece. The back has two strips of blue fabrics - one on each long side - sewn to the plain muslin backing. I don't know if this was a design element or simply out of necessity. I am thinking it was possibly a combo of both reasons. She didn't have a large enough piece of muslin and decided to make it look nice by carefully adding the two perfectly straight strips. This was, after all, during the depression when everyone made- do. I particularly like it when they "made-do" but made art at the same time. The binding is wide and curved, not mitered on the corners. The blocks are about 3.25" square, but vary a bit. This quilt would be a snap to reproduce, although changing the unfinished size of the blocks to 3.5" square would probably be easier.
Well, that's it for today.
Till next time.........